From the Thoughts of Others…

Ten Articles that I have recently found helpful.

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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” — Stephen King

Medium is a wondrous place. It gives us a platform to get our words out there but also gives us the opportunity to read fantastic articles. It’s a one-stop shop for improving our writing. And that doesn’t include the countless examples of ‘How to Improve Your Writing’ articles that are out there.

I wanted to share some of the articles I have enjoyed and clapped for recently.

Here, August Birch talks about why he writes the end of his novels first, so he has a clear direction of where his story is going.

A lot of the most renowned writers get up at the crack of dawn to write, as it is when you are most creative. Here is Bryan Ye’s take on it, and why he thinks you need to write first thing in the morning.

If you are looking to get writing success on Medium this is a great article with ten strategies to help you get there. From Sarah Cy

There is no doubt if we take heed of great advice from our writing peers, it will improve our writing. Here is an article from Brig Berthold on the best peice of writing advice he got.

Here is a really interesting article from August Birch about how wrote an entire novel on his phone. It inspired me to start writing on my phone more, which gave me time to write, I didn’t even know I had.

In this article, Christopher Mart gives you advice on how to Write like Dan Brown.

In this article, Sam H Arnold has 5 tips for creating a killer first sentence, so important for attracting more readers.

George Orwell is undoubtedly one of the greatest British writers to have lived. Here, Harry J. Stead discusses the life of George Orwell and shares some of the lessons he has taken from his writings.

In this article, Brig Berthold discusses the questions we should be asking ourselves when we write.

If you are struggling to get your writing noticed on Medium, Blake Powell discusses an easy way to change your fortunes.

Thanks for reading. I hope you also found these articles as helpful as I did.

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